Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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15/10Strolling through Istanbul with my book

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be... Read more »

30/09Enjoy unorthodox biography of Beyoglu

For those who are fascinated by the ever changing city of Istanbul, there are always new stories and facts to discover. I’m very happy to read that John Freely, the British historian of Istanbul (known from his book ‘Strolling Through Istanbul’, with Hilary Sumner Boyd), has written a new guide book “Galata, Pera, Beyoglu: A... Read more »
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22/08All things pickled in Kadıköy bazaar

Özcan Turşuları is my favorite shop with all things pickled in the neighborhood bazaar of Kadıköy. Look around in this shop and you will be amazed by the huge and colorful collection of pickled vegetables, ranging from gherkins, red beets and white cabbage to garlic, green tomatoes and carrots. Everything here is made using traditional... Read more »

20/08 Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

02/08 Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

18/06 Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

01/03 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

19/12 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book


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11/09Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Review and photos by Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Istanbul means coming to a city of almost 15 million people; those who live here permanently and those who visit this historical metropolis as tourists. Who would imagine, you could find a place almost like your mother’s house in such a metropolis? Cozy, relaxed, informal, warm hearted... Read more »
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08/09Quality fish feast @ Balıkçı Lokantası

In the backstreets of Kadıköy, lies an unassuming fish restaurant called Balıkçı Lokantası. Opposite the Sok Supermarket in Teyyareci Sami Sokak, a street parallel to the Kabataş/Kadıköy Iskele (Ferry Terminal) and with an amazing mural just one hundred metres to the left on the same side as the restaurant, you will find this place. We... Read more »

02/09Recommended hotels in Istanbul

Here some good hotels in several districts of Istanbul, recommended by tourists who have stayed there. Do you have any others? Good or bad experiences with these hotels? Please share it here on this site! Hotels in touristic Sultanahmet district Celal Sultan Erbil Santa Sophia Hali Ipek Palace Orsep Royal Sumengen Avicenna Hotel Mina Erboy... Read more »

01/09 Street art in Istanbul on free app

25/08 Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

21/08 Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

17/08 Turkish & Italian cuisine in Tophane

14/08 Contemporary Turkish Cuisine @ Cozy Cez..

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